IBM | September 08, 2023
IBM has announced the expansion of its Cloud Security and Compliance Center to help enterprises protect data and mitigate risk across their hybrid, multi-cloud environments and workloads.
With the addition of the latest solutions, IBM's solution suite now goes beyond compliance posture management and workload protection. It now includes application-level security capabilities.
IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center suite offers benefits, including intelligent automation technology, expanded compliance, and visibility into third- and fourth-party risk posture, among others.
IBM, a global technology innovator at the forefront of automation, AI, and hybrid cloud solutions, has unveiled the expansion of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center. This suite offers a range of updated cloud security and compliance solutions carefully designed to aid enterprises in mitigating risk and safeguarding data within their hybrid, multi-cloud environments and workloads.
As organizations grapple with emerging threats along the supply chain and navigate evolving global regulations, this solution suite stands as a pillar of support for their resilience, performance, security, and compliance requirements, all while aiding in the reduction of operational costs.
IBM's newly introduced Cloud Security and Compliance Center Data Security Broker solution offers a transparent data encryption layer. It utilizes format-preserving encryption and anonymization technology to safeguard sensitive data used in business applications and AI workloads.
Rohit Badlaney, General Manager at IBM Cloud Product and Industry Platform, said,
The expansion of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center displays our continued focus on industry-specific capabilities that assist in addressing real world business challenges for our clients. For ex., clients have the ability to employ the IBM Cloud Framework for Financial Services, which can enable them to address evolving rules, laws and regulations surrounding cloud risk. The new capabilities demonstrate our commitment to supporting clients on their hybrid cloud modernization journeys, designed for security, privacy, compliance, and trust at the forefront of our product roadmap.
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IBM Cloud has a long history of working with client companies in financial services and other highly regulated sectors, especially when it comes to assisting them to drive innovation while securing their sensitive data, added Badlaney.
In combination with the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center Data Security Broker, the upgraded suite of the IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center will introduce a number of new features. These additions are intended to aid clients, especially those operating in regulated industries, in meeting security, compliance, and data residency requirements specific to their industry.
Key features due to the expansion of IBM Cloud Security and Compliance Center:
Intelligent automation technology
Enhanced Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)
Optimized Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP)
Improved Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management (CIEM)
Enhanced visibility into third- and fourth-party risk posture
Frank Dickson, VP of Security and Trust at IDC, said,
As more companies adopt a hybrid, multi-cloud approach to managing applications of all sorts across PaaS, SaaS, IaaS and on-premises, centrally automated and managed technologies that can execute security and compliance capabilities at scale are required. The IBM Security and Compliance Center addresses this requirement for holistic protection – which is especially crucial for organizations in highly regulated sectors that manage sensitive data, such as financial services – regardless of the application within which the data may live.
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Network Threat Detection
Business Wire | October 20, 2023
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced the expansion of its Connected Security portfolio with new products and capabilities that empower organizations to seamlessly extend security services and Zero Trust policies across distributed data center environments. The new Juniper Connected Security Distributed Services Architecture uniquely integrates Juniper’s unified security management paradigm with best-in-class routing and AI-Predictive Threat Prevention to bring much-needed operational simplicity and scale to data center security. In addition, four new high-performance firewall platforms deliver unmatched performance in a compact footprint that minimizes cost, space and power consumption.
With the adoption of edge computing, multicloud, 5G and IoT, business data is increasingly distributed across geographically dispersed locations, making it harder to secure and manage. To adapt to this changing environment, organizations need a new modern data center architecture that delivers reliability through automated data center operations, scalable performance to support the most stringent workloads (e.g., AI model training) and comprehensive data security, regardless of where the data resides.
The newest enhancements to Juniper’s Connected Security portfolio provide a secure bridge for customers to facilitate their transition to a modern data center, at their own pace. This is achieved via the following unique innovations:
Juniper’s Connected Security Distributed Services Architecture: Juniper is the first in the industry to deliver an architecture design that fully decouples the forwarding and security services layers that have traditionally been combined in a single firewall appliance. By decoupling these layers, customers can utilize their existing Juniper MX series routers as an intelligent forwarding engine and load balancer. This unique design gives customers independent scaling flexibility without chassis limitations, multi-path resiliency and cost efficiency. When coupled with Juniper Security Director Cloud, the operational experience is as simple as managing one logical element, regardless of the quantities and form factors of any additional firewall engines added to the architecture.
AI-Predictive Threat Prevention: Building on Juniper’s Adaptive Threat Profiling and Encrypted Traffic Insights, AI-Predictive Threat Prevention automatically generates custom signatures unique to the customer’s environment through a proxy-less architecture. Coupled with AI, customers gain even more effective malware prevention at line rate. Additionally, the enhanced URL filtering solution provides more granular control, with more than 200 categories to choose from and support for up to 200 languages, as well as a new portal for better insights on web content and easy recategorization. The AI-powered security solution enables customers and partners to predict and find real threats faster, leaving human experts to focus on more strategic security tasks.
Four new best-in-class high-performance firewalls: The new Juniper Networks SRX firewalls (SRX1600, SRX2300, SRX4300, SRX4700) are 1RU in size, scale up to 1.4 Tbps and include built-in Zero Trust capabilities, delivering the industry’s highest firewall throughput performance per rack unit. The new platforms feature wire-speed MACsec along with natively embedded TPM 2.0 chips and cryptographically signed device IDs that allow security administrators and network operators to easily verify the trust posture of devices remotely and mitigate the risks of supply chain attacks. These new firewalls, like the whole SRX family, support industry-standard EVPN-VXLAN Type 5 integration, providing full fabric awareness to security operators and allowing them to respond to threats faster.
When combined with Juniper’s Connected Security Distributed Services Architecture, these additions to the Juniper SRX series family offer customers even more options to build and expand their data center architectures securely and with sustainability objectives top of mind.
Network Threat Detection
GlobeNewswire | October 18, 2023
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, today announced the expansion of its SASE Points-of-Presence (POPs) to new locations through a partnership with Google Cloud. The partnership allows Fortinet to leverage Google Cloud’s global network edge locations closest to their regions of presence, which deliver dedicated interconnect and 99.99% service availability, to accelerate the expansion of Fortinet’s Universal SASE solution.
Single-vendor SASE is a critical architecture organizations adopt to connect their hybrid workforces securely. A robust network of SASE POPs that are scalable and globally available is crucial to delivering a superior user experience while enabling a strong security posture.
By leveraging Google Cloud, Fortinet Universal SASE is even better positioned to serve a more extensive global footprint, ensuring that customers can seamlessly connect and secure their hybrid workforces to critical applications, said Michael Xie, Founder, President, and Chief Technology Officer of Fortinet. This partnership will expand our global POP resources and accelerate customer adoption of Fortinet’s Universal SASE solution. And because our SD-WAN solution is natively integrated with our SASE offering, Fortinet’s global SD-WAN customers now have an even broader ability to easily adopt integrated cloud-delivered security to implement a comprehensive Universal SASE solution.
“Organizations worldwide rely on the Google Cloud for critical networking and access,” said Muninder Sambi, Vice President and GM of Networking at Google Cloud. “Our expanded partnership with Fortinet can enable high uptime for customers looking to support their hybrid workforces with Fortinet’s SASE solution, along with the advantages of using Google Cloud’s Cross-Cloud Network, which include lower costs and improved application experiences.”
Converging Networking and Security with Fortinet Universal SASE
Fortinet’s Universal SASE solution uniquely converges networking and security to support today’s hybrid workforce, expanding network edges and new microbranches to enable secure access to applications while providing high ROI through consolidation and improved digital user experience. Fortinet’s solution includes an extended portfolio of critical technologies and services that enable organizations to adopt a zero-trust security posture by effectively applying and monitoring context-based policies regardless of the resource a user is accessing. Fortinet Universal SASE offers a high-performance and scalable cloud network with best-in-class AI-powered security, unified management, and end-to-end digital experience monitoring to ensure secure access to web, corporate, and SaaS applications.
Fortinet is the pioneer and leader of secure SD-WAN, the foundation of its Universal SASE solution. Universal SASE uses the same FortiOS operating system and AI-powered security services as its secure SD-WAN and cloud-delivered security service edge (SSE) solutions. This unique integrated approach extends secure web gateway (SWG), zero-trust network access (ZTNA), cloud access security broker (CASB), and Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS) solutions to its Universal SASE solution, enabling seamless connectivity, consistent end-to-end threat protection, and optimal user experience.